Planning for Law School

Before beginning your legal education, your primary legal interest will be choosing between law schools. Fortunately, there are resources focused on precisely this question. The most commonly cited authority for this is the law school rankings.

Although this will provide some general insight into the reputation of individual schools and provides some limited analysis, you may want to learn more about what makes a law school “good” and the degree to which you are receiving value for the cost of your education. For a more detailed analysis, the nonprofit organization provides a more granular assessment of schools that includes statistics on bar passage, employment rates, admissions and enrollment statistics, cost of attendance, graduate salaries, and more.